Saturday, 1 October 2016

Press Release: RBC Brings Global Charity Fun Run to Kuala Lumpur

Inaugural “RBC Race for the Kids” in support of Ronald McDonald House Charities Malaysia to be held on 16 October

KUALA LUMPUR, 30 September 2016 – Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has announced the RBC Race for the Kids global race series for children charities will make its way to Kuala Lumpur for the first time on Sunday, 16 October 2016.

RBC Race for the Kids Kuala Lumpur will be held in the beautiful Perdana Botanical Garden in the heart of the city. Everyone is welcome to run or walk the 5-kilometre course and take part in exciting activities at the post-race festival. This fun, non-competitive run is open to all ages and abilities and will see families, communities and RBC employees come together to raise money for RBC’s local charity partner, Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Malaysia.

“RBC Race for the Kids is part of RBC’s global commitment to support local communities in which we live and work,” said Doug Moore, CEO, RBC Capital Markets Asia and Head of RBC Investor & Treasury Services Asia-Pacific. “For our first race in Kuala Lumpur, we are proud to partner with RMHC Malaysia and support their longstanding efforts in helping children and families in need.” RBC has a significant presence in Malaysia, employing more than 750 people in Cyberjaya and Kuala Lumpur.

RBC Race for the Kids Kuala Lumpur is expected to attract 1,500 participants and raise funds for a new sensory room for children with learning disabilities. The room will be built at Brickfields, an RMHC Malaysia community project that supports children with special needs.

“We are grateful for RBC’s support of RMHC’s vision to enrich the lives of less fortunate children, encouraging them to achieve their fullest potential. We have heard wonderful things about RBC Race for the Kids from our global counterparts, and we trust the Kuala Lumpur run will serve as a perfect family day out for all,” said Victor Sim, President, RMHC Malaysia.

RBC Race for the Kids is an exciting series of eleven charitable runs supporting children’s causes in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Trinidad & Tobago, United Kingdom and the United States. Increasing in popularity every year, RBC Race for the Kids events have attracted more than 100,000 participants to date, and raised over CAD 21.7 million for children’s charities around the world.

The races are part of our larger commitment to kids and youth through the RBC Kids Pledge, a five-year, CAD 100 million promise to improve the well-being of one million kids and youth. For more information on the race series and how to register, please visit www.rbcraceforthekids.com/kualalumpur

About RBC
Royal Bank of Canada is Canada’s largest bank, and one of the largest banks in the world, based on market capitalization. We are one of North America’s leading diversified financial services companies, and provide personal and commercial banking, wealth management, insurance, investor services and capital markets products and services on a global basis. We have over 80,000 full and part-time employees who serve more than 16 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S. and 36 other countries. For more information, please visit rbc.com.

RBC helps communities prosper, supporting a broad range of community initiatives through donations, community investments, sponsorships and employee volunteer activities. In 2015, we contributed more than $121 million to causes around the world.

About Ronald McDonald House Charities 
Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Malaysia was established in 1990 as a non- profit organisation and is one of 300 RMHC Chapters worldwide. It aims to positively impact young lives in the areas of Health, Education and Welfare through its four core programs – Ronald McDonald House (RMH), Ronald McDonald Sensory Room (RMSR), Gift of Smile (GOS) and RMHC Scholarship. For more information, please visit www.rmhc.org.my

Friday, 30 September 2016

MEDIA ANNOUNCEMENT: PUMA RESTOCKS THE SELL-OUT RIHANNA FENTY CREEPERS IN MALAYSIA!

For PUMA lovers out there!
 
The FENTY PUMA by Rihanna Creepers in its original colorways are back! Choose from the best-selling colors of black-gum, black-white, white-gum, and oatmeal in both men’s and women’s sizing.
In Malaysia, fashion lovers and fans of the FENTY collection can expect the Creeper Re-Launch Pack to be in stores starting next week. The FENTY CREEPERS will be available exclusively at Sunway Pyramid at RM459. With super limited pieces available, all colours except Oatmeal will in stores.

Be one of the very few people in Malaysia to get your hands on the much sought after Rihanna Creepers!


Thursday, 29 September 2016

International Press Release: FIM ASIA SUPERMOTO CHAMPIONSHIP 2016 ROUND 2 DESCENDS ON PARIS OF EAST JAVA

MALANG, INDONESIA, 29 SEPTEMBER 2016 – The drastic transition from the picturesque, breezy and cooling land down under to a stadium that has hosted thousands and thousands of cheering football fans, will crown another champion this coming 8 and 9 October 2016. The FIM Asia Supermoto Championship 2016 will transform the vicinity of the football arena into a battlefield for 23 international supermoto riders from 14 countries striving for championship points and a victory in Indonesia.
All these anticipation building up to the race can never be possible without the organiser and sponsors pouring their hearts and contribution to the race. The approximately 1.2 kilometers track in Malang will be a competition that will lurch through the riders’ emotions with its whopping one kilometer tarmac and an approximately 250 metres off-road track. The menacing track is set to put riders to the test on their balancing skills, facing seven tight hairpin turns, followed by jumps on the off-road track. Losing sight on concentration can lead to an ultimate defeat.
Supermoto is an ever changing and evolving game, especially when the weather and track condition is uncertain, giving riders with the best overall skills the advantage to secure the top spot. During an interview with Asian Class leader Team KTM’s Muhd Habibullah with 50 points on the leader board, his faith to secure the podium in Malang was hammered by the shorter off-roads. “I have more confidence when it comes to off-road and Malang will be a huge challenge. I will continue my stringent training regime and ensure that I am well-prepared for the race.”

Satheswaran Mayachandran, Chief Executive Officer of Asia Supersports Group, added that “the flexibility of this race to adapt in any situation and location is the core that makes the race interesting and unpredictable. Riders and engineers for each team are tested on their adaptive and endurance skills in every difficult situation. We believe that every team will go on full throttle to compete in Malang this coming October, just like the incredible race we witnessed in Newcastle.”

Round 2 of the championship in Malang is not merely a race, but a festival held to celebrate the country’s first ever international supermoto race. This historical moment will be made merry with other activities including a press conference, a grand gala dinner, photo and autograph sessions, social visit programmes, community supermoto coaching clinic, motorcycle stunts by Indonesia’s Wawan Tembong, motorcycle and accessories displays and sales as well as fun-filling games, while enjoying the heated race as close as ten metres from the track.

In addition, another momentous occasion will also take place when the delegates of Newcastle pays a visit to East Java, along with a special visit from a Malaysian delegate, creating a trilateral meeting between Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia, to forge a stronger tourism relationship by leveraging on international motorsport races.

“FIM Asia Supermoto Championship is not only an avenue for motorsport enthusiasts to enjoy the sport, but also a platform to produce beneficial relationship between countries. This positive result was witnessed when the delegations of Malang, led by his Honorable Muhammad Sanusi, Vice Regent of Malang City, visited Newcastle during the first round of the series,” added Sathes.
The FIM Asia Supermoto Championship 2016 Round 2 will be held within the vicinity of Stadium Kanjuruhan on Saturday and Sunday, 8 and 9 October 2016.

For more race updates, information and announcements, visit www.supermotoasia.com or e-mail us at enquiry@eplusglobal.com.

FIM Asia Supermoto Championships 2016 is a regional supermoto championship organised by Asia Supersports Group, a consortium of three companies namely Bikenation Motorsports Sdn Bhd, CW Media Sdn Bhd and E-Plus Entertainment Productions (M) Sdn Bhd, and supported by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia, Malaysia Major Events, Malaysia Truly Asia, Destination NSW, Tourism Hunter, Newcastle City Council, FIM Asia, Automobile Association of Malaysia (AAM), KYT, KTM Malaysia, Premium World Motorsports (PWM) Sdn Bhd, official distributor of Husqvarna in Malaysia, Liputan6.com, Bola.com and Vidio.com.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

The Cherating Holiday Makan-Makan

Our 3D2N holiday gastronomy adventure started early, at lunch time and in Bangsar. We had lunch at Anuar Kari Kepala Ikan located behind TMC supermarket in Bangsar.
 
No Kari Kepala Ikan this time but our fried chicken and sotong goreng were equally good and satisfying too!
We arrived Cherating at around 4pm and spent the evening taking a dip in the sea and a stroll along the beach.
 
We later decided to have dinner at a beach-side restaurant sandwiched between Holiday Villa and Legend Hotel.

Nothing too fancy. I had the Daging Masak Merah Fried Rice and Hubby & Son had Nasi Goreng Pattaya and also Tomyam.
 
Nothing too shout about but not too bad either.  
Breakfast was at the hotel as our room came with breakfast.
 
Simple, standard buffet fare though Hubby was wishing they served Nasi Dagang too.
 
 
But of course nice la eating breakfast while enjoying the sea view.
For lunch, we decided to head out and took a drive in to Terengganu and visited Chukai Town. We were looking for Satar to buy as snack as we wanted to have a picnic at the nearby Pantai Geliga (or Pantai Teluk Mak Nik).
 
It was hard to decide where and what stall to buy so in the end we stopped at this shop located right at the junction where we turn into Pantai Geliga.
 
There are two branches of Warung Aziz Satar that we saw. Another one was bigger but we opted not to stop there for lunch.
Satar in hand, off we went to Pantai Geliga. 
After spending about an hour there, we kinda got hungry again so we decided on our return to stop by the same Warung Aziz Satar for lunch.

I was hankering for ICT (Ikan Celup Tepung) and they had it. Yeay!
 Ikan Celup Tepung with sauce.
And Sotong Celup Tepung.

Both were so GOOD.
We also enjoyed Satar. Nice grilled fish meaty goodness with a zing coming from cili padi that is included. This one is a must eat when visiting Terengganu.
And Otak-Otak.
 While waiting for our main dish which was Laksa! Terengganu style laksa.
Our makan-makan won't be complete with Keropok Lekor and Warung Aziz Satar had staff making them fresh right at the stall.
 
We bought some to enjoy later during tea-time.
 
Hubby told me that he didn't plan to go to Hai Peng Kopitiam as we'd have to travel to Kemaman but as luck would have it, there's a branch called Sukiyang Coffee by Hai Peng in Chukai, right beside Maybank.
 I had the toasted bun with kaya and Vietnamese Coffee which I shared with my Son.
Hubby who had earlier said that he didn't want to eat a heavy dinner chose this Lala Rice dish. I forgot what it's called lah but quite sedap.
Hubby got his wish of a Nasi Dagang breakfast the next morning as that was served at the hotel buffet. And it was quite nice too. 
 Lunch on our last day was at Temerloh R&R and what else to eat? Patin Tempoyak, of course!

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

It's My Kapitea Timeout

The family loves Chatime and we occasionally indulge in them (occasionally only lah, cannot drink too often. Hahaha).
 
Our favourite is their signature milk tea, the Pearl Milk Tea and the Passionfruit SmooTea.
 
Chatime is having this fun promo currently and I can't resist in joining...
http://www.chatime.com.my/main/index.php
KapiTea Timeout!
Play games using our mobile phones and interact with the Chatime TV to win prizes.
Visit www.kapitea.com and sign-in with our FB account and key in the unique code as seen on the TV screen.
 
Score 300 points and above to win 50% discount voucher for a Floatea.
Score 1000 points and above and win a free Floatea.
 
Not bad wei, as it's free to play the games.
Some more, those great at games can win awesome prizes too. I'm pretty bad at games so I'll drag Son and Hubby to Chatime later and ask them to play. Who knows, we can win the grand prize and fly to New Zealand, and enjoy Kapiti products there. Hehehe
For the time being, I'll just settle for this awesome Cocoabearry Floatea which has Kapiti's Vintage Strawberry and cream ice cream + Superior Pure Cocoa. So sinful and so sedapppp...
 Jemputs!

OK, later I probably need to burn those few thousand calories I consumed but that's OK. ^^ 


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